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LovElla | Who are they? | Product Review

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I was so grateful and excited when i got a message on Instagram about this brand new oil, and the chance to try it out. As a fan of oils and a product junkie always on the look out for new things to try, it was an amazing opportunity! 

LovElla is a brand new brand, and i had the pleasure of asking the owners a few questions to help introduce them in this blog post. 

How did you come up with the name LovElla?
The name is a name dear to our heart as we've always thought its a really pretty name, and if we ever had a daughter, we would call her LovElla. 5 Years down the line and no child, so while thinking for weeks for the perfect name for our little line, the thought just popped into our heads, "Lets call it LovElla." As soon as one of us said it out loud, we knew it was the right name. 

What influenced you to create this oil?
Well, we had a few ideas really, but playing around with different ideas we finally settled on an oil to start with. We have all the different kinds of …

How to | Sleeping on naturally curly hair

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Sleeping on naturally curly hair is one of my most asked about topics on instagram. With so many different ways to protect your curls at night, how do you find the right one? 

I have tried many different methods of protection and made for you a list of them, including how to do them, and the pros and cons, in the hope that i can help you make the right choice. 

Regardless of which method you choose, remember that protecting your curls at night is a huge part of the healthy curly journey. There is no one correct way to sleep on your curls and it all depends on the length of your hair, the texture of your curls, and if you sleep on your hair wet or dry. 

There are many others, but here are some of my favourites;

The pineapple;

Without a doubt one of the most popular ways for curly girls to wear their hair to bed (or work, or the gym) is the pineapple. 

This style gets its name from the way it looks. Think of a pineapple, everything it gathered neatly on the top. 

To do this style you need to g…

January TreasureTress | Revlon product launch

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Another (very long) month is almost over, and another amazing box of goodies from treasure tress! 

This months goodies are brought to us by Revlon Realistic. I don't think i was the only girl surprised to see that Revlon had a hair care range "designed for natural hair." The only time i have seen the brand mentioned has been makeup, never a connection to the natural hair movement, so it was nice to see other brands bringing out products for us. 

The first thing about these products is the packaging. I love it! The black and gold makes it feel like it is a luxury product you are using, when it is actually on the lower end of the price line and very affordable. 

The products are part of the black seed oil range. What is black seed i hear you ask: 

Black seed oil has been proven, 480 studies over 50 years, to be one of the most effective oils in tackling hair growth and thickness. It is excellent at relieving the scalp and getting right into the roots of the hair ensuring you g…

Only Curls London Microfibre Towel

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On a recent blog check, i realised that there are so many products which i briefly mentioned when first starting out, or which i haven't mentioned enough. This is one of them. 

Only Curls is one of those brands. Only Curls brought us a micro fibre towel made specifically for curly hair. Why a micro fibre towel?

"Hair is most fragile when wet. The uneven surface of a regular towel roughens up cuticles and creates frizz. Our pioneering hair towel has been designed specifically for curly hair. 100% micro fibre smooth yarns leave cuticles intact and absorb just the right amount of moisture for perfect frizz free curls every time! Did we mention that the towel also reduces dry time?" (www.onlycurls.com)"
If you are a subscriber to my Youtube, and follow my blog and instagram then you will have seen this towel be shown. Micro fibre towels have been proven to have benefits to your hair (and skin), in comparison to cotton towels.
Reduce FrizzReduce TanglesRetain MoistureDefine…

Flora & Curl: Jasmine Oasis Floral Hydration Hair Mist

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This hydration mist from Flora & Curl is everywhere at the moment. From known bloggers to girls just starting out on their hair journey, it is the must have hair mist! Not heard about it yet? 

Replenish moisture and quench the thirst in dry and brittle hair with a botanically hydrating infusion of rose, aloe, honey and jasmine.
This hair mist is a "daily moisturiser, thirst relief spray. Curl refresher." I have tried a few curl refresh sprays in the past, and this one is by far my favourite! From the first spritz, i was in love with it. The smell is so refreshing and floral, it is like taking a walk in a gardens during summer. 

I sprayed a generous amount of this on my hair the morning after wash day, and my curls just sprang back to life! I wear my hair tied back for work, and so it can end up a little dry, not anymore. I carry this hair mist in my handbag to work so that at the end of my shift i can spritz my hair and fluff it a little and my curls thank me. 

This is the …

Finger Detangling vs Combing

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With so many rules and methods out there, it is hard to know what you SHOULD be doing to your hair. At the end of the day, it is YOUR hair and so down to you to find what works best for you. This is the same with products, styling and most of all combing. 

It would be easy for me to sit here and tell you that you should comb your hair a certain way, or you should not comb your hair a certain way, but when it comes down to it, i don't know your hair like you do. What i can do, is give you pointers on what works for me, and you can give it a go for yourself too. 

Combing my hair when i was younger was a nightmare. Not only was it painful, embarrassing and scary, but it was a struggle to get started. Having the thickest hair out of me and my sister, it would tangle instantly. You could literally comb it and braid a section, come back to it 2 minutes later, and it would be full of knots again. 

This led to me spending alot of time with my hair kept in two cornrows/braids, rather than hav…

Want to save money on some of my fave things right now?

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I have been given not one but TWO new codes for you to use to save money on some of the amazing goodies i have been using. 

Firstly if you have not signed up for www.treasuretress.co.uk yet then you need to read my blog post and catch up on all the goodies you are missing out on. Treasuretress is a monthly subscription box, where you get 4-5 products a month sent out in the post. The boxes range from being one range from the same brand, to being hand picked by some of the top natural hair bloggers, or just filled with a mix and match of what is hot right now. 

From this box i have received brands like Cantu who i have used before, but also brands like Mielle Organics and GroHealthy, who was less familiar with. Each month i have been sharing my box and my reviews and links to these are below. 

Now it is YOUR turn to sign up and enjoy. Boxes cost £20pm (+pp) which is so cheap considering these are FULL SIZED products and sometimes there are even samples thrown in. 

If you are beginning your…